Plainfield, Indiana Population 2021

37,173
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Plainfield is a city located in Hendricks County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 37,173, it is the 25th largest city in Indiana and the 1052nd largest city in the United States . Plainfield is currently growing at a rate of 2.60% annually and its population has increased by 34.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,631 in 2010. Plainfield reached it's highest population of 37,173 in 2021. Spanning over 26 miles, Plainfield has a population density of 1,441 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plainfield is $87,565 with a poverty rate of 9.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,001 per month, and the median house value is $170,400. The median age in Plainfield is 38 years, 37 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Plainfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Plainfield was:

  • White: 81.73%
  • Black or African American: 9.40%
  • Asian: 4.34%
  • Other race: 2.84%
  • Two or more races: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Plainfield, Indiana is 37,173 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,344.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,631.

Plainfield, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,87181.73%
Black or African American3,0919.40%
Asian1,4264.34%
Some Other Race9332.84%
Two or More Races5031.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.05%
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Plainfield Population by Race

Plainfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Plainfield Median Age

38


Total

37


Male

38.6


Female

Plainfield Adults

There are 25,037 adults, (4,596 of whom are seniors) in Plainfield.

Plainfield Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Plainfield Sex Ratio

Female

16,206

49.29%

Male

16,673

50.71%

Plainfield Population by Age

Plainfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Plainfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All63.8%36.2%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Male47%53%
Female42.9%57.1%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Plainfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,3312.5263.8
Married5,8653.2180.7
Non Family4,0581.1550.9
Female1,5983.2342.9
Male8102.9347

3.1

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Plainfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3161.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,0634.76%
High School Graduate7,26432.52%
Some College4,67020.91%
Associates Degree2,1459.60%
Bachelors Degree4,09018.31%
Graduate Degree2,78612.47%
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Plainfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plainfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,30217,3375,981
Black1,8961,738363
Asian966899285
Hispanic751636184
Other Race45436134
2+ Races18516279
Native American4040
Islander15

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 42.70%.

Plainfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,923$50,924$32,686
Less Than 9th Grade$27,764$27,386$28,125
High School Graduate$31,679$43,438$23,404
Some College$35,427$41,928$28,621
Bachelors Degree$54,973$65,520$47,727
Graduate Degree$65,865$77,938$62,102

$40,923

Average Earnings

$50,924

Average Male

$32,686

Average Female

Plainfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plainfield Language by Age

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Plainfield Language

90.95% of Plainfield residents speak only English, while 9.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.61% of the population.

Plainfield Language

Plainfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,8451,6236.53%
Asian1,42663744.67%
Hispanic1,31028221.53%
Black2,5542188.54%
Other88119522.13%
Multiple4875912.11%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.24%

Male Poverty Rate

10.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plainfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plainfield is Asian, with 44.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plainfield is White, with 6.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.71%.

Plainfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.58%
High School10.12%
Some College8.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.73%

Plainfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.54%
Female Employed6.36%
Male Employed3.48%
Male Unemployed1.91%

Plainfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plainfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,046$87,565
Families$75,652$104,142
Married Families$90,893-
Non Families$40,748$49,824
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Income by Household Type

Plainfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Plainfield Married by Age and Sex

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Plainfield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Plainfield Marital Status by Race

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Plainfield Marital Status

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1,837

Number of Veterans

1,737

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam552
First Gulf War526
Second Gulf War291
Korea130
World War II70

Plainfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54575
65 to 74436
75+417
55 to 64298
18 to 34111

Plainfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6477.95%
Black1315.19%
Hispanic363.92%
2+ Races2914.87%
Other Race203.73%
Native American1025.00%

Plainfield Veterans by Race

Plainfield Veterans by Education

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4.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plainfield Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Plainfield Employment by Age

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Plainfield Employment by Race

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Plainfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.52%

Born in Plainfield

93.71%

Native Born

6.29%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

4.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.71% of Plainfield residents were born in the United States, with 65.52% having been born in Indiana. 1.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Plainfield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202137,1739432.60%
202036,2309432.67%
201935,2879432.75%
201834,3441,4064.27%
201732,9381,5194.83%
201631,4198292.71%
201530,5901220.40%
201430,4683461.15%
201330,1228512.91%
201229,2717892.77%
201128,4826912.49%
201027,7919,3954.21%
200018,3967,9635.84%
199010,4331,2421.28%
19809,1919801.13%
19708,2112,7514.16%
19605,4602,8757.76%
19502,5850.00%

Plainfield Population by Year